Bill Cosby is addressing at least one of the allegations of sexual assault launched against him by countersuing Judith Huth, the woman who alleged that she was assaulted by the comedian when she was 15, CBS News reports.
Cosby’s lawyer is claiming that Huth and her attorney attempted to extort money from Cosby by demanding $100,000 in exchange for their silence. They later increased the figure to $250,000 as more and more individuals came out.
Marty Singer, Cosby’s representative, blasted Huth’s accusations as “absolutely false,” “unreliable” and “untimely.” Cosby is demanding that the lawsuit against him be dismissed, along with monetary sanctions.
Huth’s lawsuit alleged that back in 1974, when she was only 15, Cosby molested her at the Playboy Mansion, CBS notes. She claimed that the comedian gave her alcohol before assaulting her.
Following the backlash unleashed by more and more sexual assault claims, the comedian has most recently taken to postponing his tour dates in New York at around the same time the U.S. Navy announced that it was revoking his honorary title.
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